Car racer dies
A professional driver died Friday after a head injury sustained during a crash in Gainsville. Because Eric Medlen was driving a so-called Funny car, there are articles attempting to make light of this man's death.
The challenge, therefore, is to write it like a straight news story. The Associated Press did this, despite the headline "Funny Car Racer Dies After Crash" which, in my opinion, begs the question.
The Los Angeles Times was a bit more tactful, calling him a drag racer. Regardless of his dangerous lifestyle, a man has died, and his family and friends don't deserve to read puns about his professional death.